Since opening in 1981 with primarily education and administration programs, the Université du Québec en Outaouais has expanded both undergrad and graduate offerings. There are now seven Ph.D. programs, including education and information technology, and 16 master’s programs, including social work and an M.B.A. in accounting. UQO is also the only university in Canada to offer degrees in museology and heritage, comic strip writing, and a co-op program in human resources and industrial relations in French. For students at the main campus in Gatineau, a short trip over the bridge to downtown Ottawa means access to resources, such as the national archives and public administration organizations. The satellite campus in Saint-Jérôme offers business administration, education, psychoeducation, nursing and social work. Part of the university’s overall mission is to support the development of the Outaouais region, with research centres in photonics, regional development and family intervention. The university also boasts an international dimension, welcoming about 265 students from abroad every year, as well as offering exchange programs, mostly to Europe.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Number of students||Residence spaces|
|If R score is less than 22, admission is granted on condition of passing an appointed course||$3,018 ($7,917 out-of-province)||Undergraduates: 6,204
|228 (first come, first served)|